FOWC with Fandango: Bargain

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This was today’s bargain, nectarines. They were almost half the price, and fresh from wherever they came from – probably Spain or Italy. Is that all? Of course, if food is a bargain it usually means that there are enough to buy and the quality is good.

Clothes? Not really. At the age of 73 I no longer need the newest fashion, I know what is comfortable and clothes are overpriced. What you pay in a shop or boutique is usually 50% more than what the shop owner pays. The shop owners buy it at the wholsale supplier, who has also already added his 50%. eventually you pay probably 90% more than the original price so it is no longer a bargain.

Fruit and veg can be a bargain. Just keep your eyes open is all I can say.

And now to my nectarines:I will make a Swiss tart with them. Slice the nectarines, put them on pastry and pour a mixture of cream, eggs and sugar over them with some cornflour for thickening: bake in the oven and sprinkle with sugar when finished – that is my bargain.

FOWC with Fandango: Bargain

13 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Bargain

  1. OMG you are making me hungry …. it’s a good thing my wife is out doing errands otherwise I would rush out to the car, drive to the grocery store and get the pastry and come home and make a tart …. SLP

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    • Summer is the time for peaches, apricots and nectarines. Local is more European. It is still a little early for Swiss products, although the Swiss strawberries will soon be arriving.

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  2. Fruit was taken for granted when I was a kid in the Santa Clara Valley. The region was in transition. There were so many abandoned orchards waiting to be replaced with new urban development. Apricots were everywhere. Prunes were right down the road. There were cherries in Sunnyvale. All the fruit was only fresh in season, but was dried and canned to last all year. That is probably why the kids I grew up with do not each much fruit now.

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